The Fear Of Colic Strikes
What Happen When Colic Strikes?
The thought of having a baby colic strike can spread fear into the hearts of parents. Colic can make infancy a nightmare for parents with a low threshold for constant crying. Most babies have fussy periods from time to time; what separates colic is the duration of the crying, number of days it occurs and the amount of time it lasts — which will seem like forever, but the good thig this too shall pass
Colic affects nearly 25 percent of all babies. It normally starts between the second and fourth week of life, the American Academy of Pediatrics explains… About the time you begin congratulating yourself for having such a wonderful baby. It reaches a peak around 6 weeks of age and then gradually improves until it becomes no more than a bad memory by age 3 or 4 to 5 months maximum in most cases.
The digestive issues such as gastroeso-phageal reflux can cause symptoms similar to colic. If you’re breastfeeding, you might be eating something upsetting your baby’s stomach, causing discomfort that appears similar to colic.
Try To eliminate the most likely culprits, such as dairy, caffeine or certain vegetables, like cabbage, from your diet. If you’re bottle-feeding, your baby might have a milk allergy; switching to a different type of formula – not a different brand, as they’re all basically the same, this might help.
Try not to switch without talking to your baby’s pediatrician first, though. Around 38 percent of colicky babies have a transient lactase deficiency and can’t digest the milk sugar lactose well until around age 4 months, Lactase drops might help, but ask your doctor first.
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